(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in the U.K. persistently clarify the facts about Falun Gong in front of the British Museum in London. The following are a few stories of a practitioner's interactions with Chinese people.
When a Chinese girl approached Falun Gong practitioner Xiao Yun, Xiao Yun gave the girl a copy of a newsletter. The girl took a quick look at it and handed it back, saying, “Thank you, I am aware of this. I often read the Epoch Times newspaper. You can save this copy for someone else.”
The girl told Xiao Yun that she had followed political news when she lived in China but had felt some confusion [about Falun Gong] because of the censorship in China and the Party's propaganda media that had smeared Falun Gong's reputation.
“I started reading the Epoch Times after I moved to Australia and learned the truth about the persecution, including the atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. I couldn't believe it at first, but after comparing reports from different media, I found the reports in the Epoch Times were strongly supported by evidence. I eventually believed it was true,” she said.
The girl told Xiao Yun that she had been thinking of ways to help the people who are persecuted. “I have always wanted to make a donation,” she said.
“I thank you on their behalf,” Xiao Yun replied, “I can tell that you're compassionate. We wish all Chinese people would be aware of the facts as well as you. You don't have to donate money. It's helpful if you could share the facts that you have learned with your family and friends.”
The girl said she has been telling people about the reality of the persecution. “When I chat with my friends in China, I often tell them about Falun Gong. Some believe me, and some don't,” she said.
“That's fine, you are doing your best,” Xiao Yun replied. “Not everyone believes it right away.”
Xiao Yun asked the girl if she had heard about quitting the communist organizations. The girl hadn't joined the communist party but had been part of the Youth League and Young Pioneers, because she grew up in China. Xiao Yun suggested that she void her vow and quit the communist party. The girl happily agreed.
Many groups of students from China visit the British Museum. Encountering a Falun Gong booth outside the museum, some of them talked to each other in low voices, some watched from a distance, some accepted flyers from practitioners, and some stopped to talk with Falun Gong practitioners.
Xiao Yun encountered two male students from China one day and told them to take this opportunity to find out the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong. “You don't need to go to the trouble of breaking through the Internet blockade here,” she reminded them. They nodded their heads, accepted the flyers she offered them and followed her to the booth to get more information. Xiao Yun gave them a card with information about how to break through China's Internet blockade so that they would be able to access overseas news websites like The Epoch Times and NTD Television when they return to China.
“There is a saying, 'Listen to both sides and you will be enlightened,'” Xiao Yun explained. “Falun Gong practitioners are here to show you the other side. We welcome anyone who wants to find out the truth, but the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is afraid of people learning the truth. It ordered the destruction of Falun Gong books and recordings so that people have no choice but to listen to the party. If you had a chance to read Falun Gong books, you would find all the books teach people how to be good.”
Xiao Yun further explained how the CCP had persecuted people using the Cultural Revolution as an example, and how it had confused the concept of loving the nation with loving the party. The young men agreed. They decided to quit the Youth League and Young Pioneers to void their vows.
A Chinese man in his sixties approached Xiao Yun and chatted with her. He told her that he often travels abroad. “Even though the buildings here aren't as tall as in China, and the roads aren't as wide as in China, there is something here that China lacks. It's called respect. You can tell that the people here have freedom of thought. No one will try to control your thoughts,” he said.
He told Xiao Yun that he often reads about breaking through the Internet blockade.
“The Chinese Communist Party will collapse pretty soon,” he said. “It certainly will, since it is doomed. China is very chaotic now. The signs of its collapse are already obvious. I know some government officials. I often tell them to quit the Party. Some of them are still confused, but some are wise. My generation experienced the Cultural Revolution and should see the communist party's nature clearly, but some of them are still grateful to the party. I don't understand these people. Their human nature has been distorted!”
Xiao Yun asked him if he had joined the communist party. He said he quit it a long time ago. Before he left, the man thanked Falun Gong practitioners again for their hard work.